Help us solve the COVID puzzle


Help us solve the COVID-19 puzzle

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We’re moving towards our target

Our target 15,000 participants   Currently 1,007 participants

Who is GenOMICC?

GenOMICC is a group of doctors and scientists who are working together to find out why people end up needing intensive care. Together, they use blood samples to sequence and analyse DNA for the NHS. The GenOMICC consortium is led by the University of Edinburgh and is working in partnership with Genomics England to analyse the whole genome sequences of people who were severely affected by COVID-19 and compare with those who only had it mildly.

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Could you be a match?

We need to find up to 15,000 people who tested positive for COVID-19 and had mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms to volunteer to take part in our study. This includes people who had a positive result but no symptoms at all.

Ideally, we need those people who were mildly affected to closely match the age and ethnicity of people who were severely affected.

Since so many of those with severe reactions were people from ethnic minority backgrounds or older people, we especially need volunteers from these groups.

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Take part in the research

If you had a positive test for COVID-19 and think you can help us with our study, then please take our eligibility survey and register to take part.

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Are you over 18?
  • Do you live in the UK?
Help us solve the puzzle together.
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